BODY Exhibition – Király Street Complex – Budapest

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The BODY exhibition focus on prevention and the importance of daily exercise.

In Budapest, at the Király street, the Body exhibition featuring more than two hundred pieces opened of February, 15.  The exhibition is open until the end of June 2018.  Dr. Bela Merkely – Deputy Rector of Semmelweis, Viliam Duris – owner of JVS Group and Dániel Bátyi – Managing Director of JVS Group Hungary Ltd. The event was attended by István Kovács – Kokó – Olympic champion boxer, János Hrutka-  national footballer, Zsófia  Földházi – world champion pentathlonist, Antonia Meszaros – Head of UNICEF in Hungary who also talked about the importance of daily exercise. Pál Győrfi – spokesman of the National Ambulance Service. The focus of the exhibition is now on prevention. The organizers hope that people know more about their own body, they can better understand the development of the illness – which can help to change our bad habits and lifestyles.

In the Király Street Complex (former Design Center building), an open exhibition is divided into separate rooms includes breathing, digestion, circulation, the nervous system, in other words, the functioning, structure and vulnerability of our body.

We can follow the development of medicine, but there are also civilizations diseases: there are no preparations yet, only old tools used for modern surgery, but a section also discusses the work of Hungarian Walking through the corridors one of the most influential part of the exhibition is the week-by-week presentation of the development of the human fetus.

Exhibitions of this type have been banned from many countries, critics of the exhibition have been guilty of gross negligence. The Bodies exhibition, which was visited a few years ago in Budapest, was attacked by many New York lawmakers because it was not clear from where the corpses came from. As said, each body has its paperwork, customs documents, and everyone has a waiver statement. There are people here who have resigned from their bodies before their death for a much more glorious purpose in the interest of science.

A little overview, insight into the discoveries of the medical sciences that emerged throughout the centuries … Over the centuries, humanity was interested in the inner body and functioning of the human body. Discoveries about this have already been dealt in Chine cca. 2000 BC – Already by 2000 BC Chinese physicians used acupuncture Kr.e. insertion of needles into different areas of the body that are connected with detain internal organs or patient conditions.It is obvious they must have been very familiar with the anatomy. There are also records of autopsies of people in Chine coming from as early as 1000 BC. To-day known as traditional Chinese medicine. Egypt cca. 2000 BC – In ancient Egypt scholars created the first comprehensive medical system. Although it considered the heart to be the center of the human thought it was very advanced for its time. Thirteen medical papyri survived and show us that former farmers suffered from similar diseases that we know to-day. The Egyptians believed that man is interwoven with a network of tubes that must be unobstructed. There were 3 groups of physicians in Egypt. The 1st administered medicines produced from plants, minerals and animals. Others used magic for treatments – it worked primarily on the mental health of patients. The 3rd group included surgeons… this group was in use of cauterisation – burning a wound with a red-hot iron to prevent infection. Mostly unknown the Egyptians knowledge the process of mummification, which was used to preserve corpses. Al the organs were removed, only the heart remained inside, considering to be the most important organ. Ancient Greece and Rome cca. 500 BC – Ancient European civilization was highly developed, including its understanding of medicine. The most famous Greek physician is Hippocrates – 460 BC to 377 BC – who is often called the “Father of Medicine”. Hippocratic medical knowledge was expanded by Galen – 129-216, another famous ancient physicians. His experience in the treatment of gladiators made him an excellent surgeon and turned his attention to anatomy and physiology.Arabic world – Avicenna or Ibn Sina – 980-1037 was a Persian philosopher and astronomer, but foremost a physician. He wrote the Canon of Medicine which is a collection of Graeco-Arabic medical wisdom. This work was the highlight of the medical knowledge of the 10th century and became the next inportant medical writing after Galen’s teaching in the Middle Age. The book served as a basic textbook for Muslim and Christian students of medicine. Interesting fact by Avicenna, assumed the existence of invisible creatures that can cause infection spread by air and water, and therefore advised to consume only boiled water.  Middle Ages 6th and 5th Century –  Medieval monasteries functioned as the health care centers, where the sick and wounded were treated by monks. A caring approach to patients was based on the Christian doctrine of “Love thy Neighbour” Monks in monasteries kept scientific knowledge of Antiquity, from which they drew their knowledge and skills. The patients were treated mainly with herbs and prayers. The Church in the Middle Ages forbade any surgeries and autopsies. Surgery was therefore performed by barbers and executioners. blacksmiths extracted teeth in the villages. In the 12th and 13th century universities started to teach medicine, including works, basic studies used from Hippocrates and Avicenna. Modern Ages since the 15th Century – for many known the most prominent figures in the history of anatomy was Leonardo Da Vinci – 1452-1519. He performed an autopsy, which was still forbidden by the Church at the time being. His anatomical drawings are unique in the world and are the basis for drawing the human body. Perhaps by all the art schools of to-day is common. In the 16th century the public autopsies became extremely popular.

It was announced at the opening the major Mummies exhibition to be brought to the Komplex  later this year. Furthermore, there are plans to hold concerts as well.

Update ans snaps Aggie Reiter

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